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Hiking near lake Rødungen in the mountains of Ål in Hallingdal
Hiking near lake Rødungen in the mountains of Ål in Hallingdal.
Photo: Ål Utvikling AS
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Cross-country skiing in Hallingdal

There are 1, 500 kilomtres of cross-country trails in the Hallingdal area. The Hallingdal trail takes you the length of the valley.

The short distances between ski areas enable a continuous network of trails between the destinations in Hallingdal. Altogether there are about 1,500 kilometeres of prepared trails. You can take a short, safe ski tour through wooded terrain, sheltered from wind and weather.

ValHall Ski Safari, Golsfjellet – Tisleidalen – Vaset

Enjoy three of the finest ski touring areas in Norway during an 8 day holiday. Price per person in double room NOK 5,150.-

Nesbyen, ski touring and tradition

Weekend stay at Fagerhøy mountain inn with traditional table at Hallingdal museum, NOK 1,500 per person.

Bergsjø area - Ål, ski touring and ice-fishing

Rødungstøl Høyfjellshotel offers winter weekends with wonderful ski touring opportunities and ice-fishing in one of south Norway’s best char lakes, Rødungen. Fantastic ski touring area at the foot of Reineskarvet. Price per person in double room NOK 1,470.- inc. full board.

Ål – beautiful, wild and welcoming

At the foot of Reineskarvet (1,790 metres above sea level), with a view towards Hallingskarvet, lies the Bergsjø area. Here you can find mountain trails for easy family trips or something longer and more demanding. If the wind is howling, there are plenty of trails through the forest. Liatoppen and Votndalsåsen have ski tracks in November. There are mountain trails and a cross country and biathlon arena with floodlit trails for freestyle or classic style.

Facts about Ål

  • Total: 386 km.
  • High mountain: 200 km
  • Forest terrain: 186 km
  • Floodlit trails: 40 km
  • Elevation: 450–1,250 metres above sea level
  • Ski touring areas: Bergsjø area, Liatoppen and Votndalsåsen, Sangefjell, Veståsen, Kvinnegardslia and Øvre-Ålsåsen, Torpo and Opheimsåsen
  • Map: Reineskarvet 1:50 000, Veståsen/Sangfjell 1:50 000.
  • Ski hire

Golsfjellet – the family favourite

At Golsfjellet and Søråsen you will find open mountain plateau with views of Jotunheimen, Hemsedalsfjellene, Hallingskarvet and Gaustatoppen. These family-friendly surroundings have ski trails for almost everyone. From the top of Gol Ski Centre you will find the trails on Skaraåsen and connections to the network of trails to Torpo, Hemsedal and Ål. On winter evenings the floodlit trails at Solseter are the place to head for.

Facts about Gol/Golsfjellet

  • Total: 250 km
  • High mountain: 200 km
  • Forest terrain: 50 km
  • Floodlit trails: 10 km
  • Solseter Elevation:  800–1,200 metres above sea level
  • Ski touring areas: Golsfjellet, Søråsen, Skaraåsen, Solseter
  • Map: Gol 1:40 000 and Golsfjellet trails map 1:40 000
  • Ski hire

See more info about Gol and the Gol mountain.

Nesbyen – a cross country eldorado

The variety of ski trails make the mountains of Nesbyen an eldorado for cross country skiers. From Nystølen in Trondrudmarka you can follow the trails on over Nes mountain. Here you can choose between easy round trips or set out on something tougher towards Åkrefjell and Hallingnatten. In the Myking area you will find ski trails in gently rolling forest and high mountain terrain. From the tops of Dyna and Såtenatten you can see Hallingskarvet and Jotunheimen.

Facts about Nesbyen

  • Total: 250 km, 150 km of which is prepared daily
  • High mountain: 120 km
  • Forest terrain: 30 km
  • Floodlit trails: 5 km
  • Bromma and central Nesbyen Elevation: 450–1,250 metres above sea level
  • Ski touring areas: Myking, Liemarka, Østmarka, Fekjan, Lyseren, Nes Vestfjell, Nystølen, Nesbyen Alpine Centre, Liaset
  • Map: Touring map Nesbyen 1:50 00.
  • Ski hire

See more info about Nesbyen.